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Business Watch November 2014 10 | Printwear N ov e m b e r 20 1 4 Industry updates GRANDVIEW, Mo.—Zorrel International Inc. is now OMNi Apparel Inc. The company changed its name to provide better clarity regarding the prod- ucts it provides and markets it serves. Other than the company name, all other details and structures of the company as well as current contracts and other agreements remain unchanged. PHOENIX—Workhorse Products offers customers who purchase the Work- horse Sabre free access to an online portal, designed to help track and manage orders via the machine's touch-screen control panel. Users can assign jobs and create queues from anywhere that has Internet access. View a preview of the portal at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzxpcTRMfWc. PHILADELPHIA—Material Concepts Inc. launches its new, revamped website. This website features a new section on Tyvek Graphics media prod- ucts and extensive information on the printing processes that can be used with the various styles of Tyvek Graphics media. Visit the website at www. materialconcepts.com. RICHMOND HILL, Ontario—Ash City announces the exclusive distribu- tion of Rabbit Skins, Code V, and Tie-Dye in the Canadian market. This new distribution deal includes infant and toddler wear from Rabbit Skins, several new styles from Code V, and individually hand-dyed garments from Tie-Dye. PHILADELPHIA—Penn Emblem Company reveals a redesigned website to simplify the process of finding images and identification solutions for corporate apparel and uniform needs. For more information, visit www. pennemblem.com. SHAWNEE, Kan.—Nazdar SourceOne announces a distribution partnership with Arlon Graphics LLC., a global manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive vinyl films for the sign and graphics industry. With the addition of Arlon's line, more than 14,000 products are available from locations across the U.S. CINCINNATI—TSC Apparel adds Comfort Colors by Chouinard to its col- lection of brands. This line includes basics for men, women, and youth and comes in more than 90 colors. Custom dying is also available. ZURICH—LÖFFLER is the first company in Austria to receive the STeP by OEKO-TEX certificate for its sustainable textile production of sports wear. OEKO-TEX audited all areas of LÖFFLER's sustainable production and found the raw materials were free from harmful substances. DALLAS—GSG launches a new e-commerce website. The website includes an improved checkout process, advanced search capabilities, order tracking and proof of delivery, real-time product availability, e-invoice and bill pay options, enhanced product information, and the ability to create multiple shopping lists for quicker order submission. Visit www.gogsg.com for more. axIom amerIca announces expanded dIstrIbutIon ARCHDALE, N.C.—Axiom America LLC announces that Brother Interna- tional is expanding Axiom's existing re- gional distribution agreement to include new territories in the Northeast and the West Coast. Northeastern states in- clude Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island while new West Coast states include California, Ne- vada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. The new territory announcement comes on the heels of Axiom opening its new sales, service, and distribution office in Irwindale, California. Axiom continues to operate its existing offices located in High Point, North Carolina, and Ram- sey, Minnesota. HIrscH opens new dIstrIbutIon center HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Hirsch Interna- tional opens a new distribution center in Jonesville, North Carolina, in an ef- fort to accommodate new growth and better serve its customers. The former distribution center was located in El- kin, North Carolina. The new facility, operated by Mickey Vestal, director of operations, features increased square footage, an enhanced customer service department, and a showroom. The picking and shipping of equipment and parts have been streamlined for faster delivery, Hirsch reports. Customers can also visit the new location for hands-on screen printing training.